Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
and saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death, stay here and watch with me.
And being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was like clotted blood falling down upon the ground.
Who in the days of his flesh, offered prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears, to Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in what He feared;
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray: is any chearful? let him sing psalms.
And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer disgrace for his name.
Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and reject you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as infamous on account of the Son of man.
And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,
Rejoicing in hope, patient under affliction, persevering in prayer,
2 Corinthians 4:8
being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowing, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing all things.
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
And let the peace of God preside in your hearts, to which ye are also called as united in one body: and be thankful for it.
1 Thessalonians 5:16
Be always joyful.
Account it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials:
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye rejoice, tho' now for a little while, if need be, ye are grieved through various trials.
1 Peter 4:14
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: and though as to them He is blasphemed, yet as to you He is glorified.
and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the public prison.